Dr. Nekros: The Demons Within (Volume II, Episode II) – Now Live!

After inexplicably surviving their cataclysmic confrontation with the demon Xaphan, Dr. Nekros and Zetta form an uneasy alliance in order to rescue her boys from the monster’s clutches. Before they can embark upon their search, however, they must generate capital. As fate would have it, Will and Meg Haggard contact them for help with a poltergeist problem, but when Dr. Nekros and Zetta arrive, a far more unsettling affair reveals itself, one that forces Zetta to further fall into a darkness she never imagined.

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Dr. Nekros: Monstrosity’s Dawn (Volume II, Episode I) Is Live!

In the year 1923, Zaffin Scribner and Crispin Vadenburgh are partners intent upon exposing mediums and spiritualists for the charlatans they are. But when Mardella Webb enters Zaffin’s life, that partnership is rocked to the core. A deadly confrontation occurs, and its ramifications influence the coming decades in ways inconceivable.

To read “Monstrosity’s Dawn,” simply click on the link:

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Dr. Nekros: Monstrosity’s Dawn (Volume II, Episode I)

In the year 1923, Zaffin Scribner and Crispin Vadenburgh are partners intent upon exposing mediums and spiritualists for the charlatans they are. But when Mardella Webb enters Zaffin’s life, that partnership is rocked to the core. A deadly confrontation occurs, and its ramifications influence the coming decades in ways inconceivable.

Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Nekros-Monstrositys-Episode-ebook/dp/B007T25KYS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1334281273&sr=8-7

Remember, this series is exclusive to the Amazon Kindle, but if you
don’t have a Kindle, you can still read it on a Kindle App.  Each
episode is only $00.99!

Sincerely,

Scott

Dr. Nekros: Volume II Is On the Way!

It’s hard to believe that my bi-monthly serial, Dr. Nekros, will embark upon the second volume at the end of the month.  I won’t spoil the first volume’s ending, but suffice it to say, things concluded rather precariously … and (I hope) unexpectedly.

So what can you expect to happen in the six episodes comprising Volume II?  It starts by going back … way back to 1923 in fact as we explore the relationship between two men named Zaffin Scribner and Crispin Vadenburgh and what happens when a primal force by the name of Mardella Webb enters their lives.  From thence we check in on the Nekros investigations and its newest ghost hunter, we must bear witness to Xaphan and his apparently dark princes, we again experience the ongoing grudge match between Anton and Lillian, we learn how Micah and Zetta first met as well as why he no longer speaks to his parents, and finally we have some characters rescued, some resuscitated, and others ravaged.

If you’ve been following the good Doctor’s exploits, I thank you.  If you’re new to Micah and Zetta, not to worry, there’s never been a better time to jump on board.  Remember, Dr. Nekros is ALWAYS willing to make house calls …

(Click HERE to get caught up with Volume I)

Dr. Nekros: An Abhorrent Culmination (Volume I, Episode VI)

This is it! In this final episode of Dr. Nekros: Volume I, the good
doctor and his ex-wife, Zetta, finally come face to face with the
monster Xaphan in Zetta’s own home! For months, Zetta’s mission has
been to save Dr. Nekros from the red fiend, but now that her husband,
Jason, and her two boys are in danger as well, Zetta must make a
difficult choice. Be warned – this is an abhorrent culmination, no one
is safe, and blood will be spilled.

Follow the link to check it out:

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Nekros-Abhorrent-Culmination-ebook/dp/B00721ESPS/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1327892096&sr=8-9

Remember, this series is exclusive to the Amazon Kindle, but if you
don’t have a Kindle, you can still read it on a Kindle App.  Each
episode is only $00.99!

Dr. Nekros: Volume II begins in late March!

Sincerely,

Scott

Stay Awake by Dan Chaon – A Book Review

I’m a Dan Chaon fan.  His unusual ideas and interwoven plots are typically a pleasure to read.  It’s true that his work characteristically tackles difficult subject matter, but I’ve never been outright disturbed by his stories … until now.

For me, Stay Awake proved a grueling read.  Not because it’s badly written – that’s not the case at all.  Chaon is an excellent writer.  No, it’s because this book is dark – extremely dark.  Chaon’s too classy to go for the gratuitous.  It’s the suggestiveness within the book, those horrific details stated matter-of-factly that put me on edge.  Babies die.  Mother’s die.  Children die.  People get hurt.  People suffer.  And it’s not just one of the stories where these things happen … it’s all of them.

Perhaps it’s testament to Chaon’s skill that he consistently ravaged my nerves.  I’ve read stories such as these before, but they never felt so real … so … personal.  Chaon’s characters, though we barely know them at all, are living, breathing people that easily could live next door to us.  Maybe it’s because his characters are so universal that his writing dug so deep.  For an entire book, he reminds us that tragedy can strike at anytime to anyone.

So did I like the book?  No, quite honestly, I did not.  However, I like Dan Chaon very much, and I like virtually everything else he’s written very much.  For me to say I didn’t like Stay Awake is not an attack on the book itself, for I admit I am not being objective.  I admit the subject matter disturbed me and agitated my own fears.  As a result, I truly didn’t want to finish it (though I obviously did).

Stay Awake is well written.  It does everything from a technical standpoint that you would expect from a writer of Chaon’s caliber.  Its characters are identifiable and interesting.  Its plots are unusual and provocative.  It will probably trouble you.